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Tuesday, August 25 • 2:40pm - 3:20pm
[0215] Molecular Rearrangements of Furan Heterocycles

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Materials derived from non-edible renewable resources, ideally by-products in food production processes, are valuable starting materials for chemistry. One such raw material, furfural, is produced from hemicellulose derived from agricultural waste products like bagasse, oat hulls and corncobs. Environmentally benign stock-chemicals are important to sustainable development by ensuring a future supply of raw materials. Our group has studied the molecular rearrangement of furfural and its derivatives to streamline the synthesis of molecular building blocks, including a novel class of photochromic material.  In this lecture, we will present the development of this chemistry and highlight recent applications of the photochromic material as sensors and their use in light-controlled cargo delivery. 

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Javier Read de Alaniz

Associate Professor, University of California
Javier Read de Alaniz joined the department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UC, Santa Barbara in 2009. Born and raised in Las Vegas, New Mexico, he received his B.S. degree from Fort Lewis College (Durango, Colorado) in 1999 where he conducted undergraduate research under the direction... Read More →

Tuesday August 25, 2015 2:40pm - 3:20pm
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